The quarterly CDSS News welcomes submissions of ads, articles, letters, poems and photographs about contra, English country and traditional square dance, morris and English sword dance, dance tunes, folksongs, and the dance and music community. Newly-composed dances and tunes also are welcome, as are new looks at historical dances and tunes. Please contact the Editor for guidelines or send submissions to (maximum size for most articles: 1,200 words, 600 words for essays and event reviews). We may edit for length and clarity. Photos should be 300-600 dpi (print resolution).


We no longer include events listings in the CDSS News; instead you can find them in our Events Calendar. We have recently rebuilt our calendar and it includes upcoming balls, workshops, conferences, weeks, weekends, and other special events. We will be adding dance series, as well as the ability to enter your own events (stay tuned!).


Personal ads (75 words maximum) are free for CDSS members and $5 for nonmembers.


Display ads must be black and white (grayscale), and should be sent electronically (PDF, JPG or TIF with 300-600 dpi resolution). Please send payment that same day (check or Visa/Mastercard info).

SizeDimensionsNonmember costMember Cost
full page 7 1/8 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high $440 $220
half page horizontal 7 1/8 inches wide x 4 3/8 inches high $250 $125
half page vertical 3 3/8 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high $250 $125
quarter page 3 3/8 inches wide x 4 3/8 inches high $175 $87.50

All CDSS members, group or individual, are eligible for member pricing, which reflects a 50% discount. Anyone placing the same size ad in 3 consecutive issues may take a 10% discount. Please include a note saying which issue(s) your ad is for.

IssueMonthsSubmission deadlineMailing date
Summer June-August May 1st around June 1st
Fall September-November August 1st around September 1st
Winter December-February November 1st around December 1st
Spring March-May February 1st around March 1st


Send your content and ad submissions to the editor:
CDSS, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027-2759
413-203-5467 x101 (phone) / 413-203-5471 (fax)

To pay for your ads, please mail a check the same day as your email, or submit your Visa/Mastercard info by mail, fax, or phone.




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